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Author QuotedJohn of the Cross
Title QuotedCántico espiritual / Saint John of the Cross ; según el ms. de las Madres carmelitas de Jaen ; ed. y notas de M. Martínez Burgos
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/06/26
ImprintMadrid : Espasa-Calpe. 1936
QuotationThe other night I read some of Saint John of the Cross' Cantico Espiritual which I understood much better than last spring (1940) in Havana. Also, I realized it is a much better book than I thought then. The opening is wonderful.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 377
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